More than ever, governments, businesses and communities have to work together to lower carbon emissions, the effects of which are being manifested in unusual weather patterns, reduced crops yields, and raising sea levels. The serious socio-economic consequences that climate change brings have begun to garner greater attention from governments around the world.
COP24 is the informal name for the 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), which was held from 2-14 December 2018 in Katowice, Poland. COP24 is regarded as a critical event because it is seen as an effort to restore negotiations on global climate change by trashing out a key set of rules for the Paris climate agreement that would hopefully cut fossil-fuel emissions far more deeply in the years ahead.
At this seminar, Davie Kan, Principal Environmental Protection Officer (Cross-Boundary), Environmental Protection Department, Robert Gibson, Adjunct Professor, Division of Environment and Sustainability of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and John Sayer, Research Director of CarbonCare InnoLab, will provide a debriefing on COP24 following their attendance at the conference. They will also share insights on ways to facilitate the transformation of Hong Kong into a low-carbon economy under the Government's Climate Action Plan 2030+.
The seminar will also touch on the following:
- What were the outcomes of COP24?
- How to enhance global cooperation to halt climate change?
- What are the challenges and opportunities for Hong Kong in particular the business sector?